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Habitat for Humanity’s Veterans Build program is a national initiative to serve veterans with new homes, critical home repairs and employment opportunities. We believe every veteran should have a sustainable, affordable housing opportunity and to have a base on which to build their lives and futures.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition finds that 2.5 million veterans heading households are at least 55 years of age. Of those 2.5 million veterans, 24 percent have housing cost burdens. Unlike our older civilians, our older veterans are more likely to have a disability — 35 percent versus 28 percent — which may require home modifications, health, and other supportive services as they age. Nearly 4 million of our veterans pay at least 30 percent of their income toward rent or mortgage, while more than 1.5 million pay at least 50 percent. As you can imagine, using half of your income to pay your rent or mortgage is an enormous strain on any budget.
This is the 3rd Veterans Build in Colorado. Greeley-Weld Habitat for Humanity built the first 2 Veteran Habitat Homes in Colorado in 2016, and in 2017. These homes are a part of a special project that focuses on veteran families in our local community. The Veterans Build project helps provide access to quality affordable housing, which allows the opportunity to have veteran families engage with the community, fellow veterans, and gives them the change to serve others by volunteering.
We give a hand up, not a handout, to our Partner Families to help them learn new skills, grow their confidence and make a positive difference.
A special thanks to our Veterans Build sponsors, Atmos Energy, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, the Schlessman Family Foundation and Guaranty Bank and Trust.
Construction of the home will began in June 2018.
For sponsorship information, contact Cheri Witt-brown, Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org